A few of us landscapers got together during our Christmas downtime a few years ago and complained to each other how our businesses always dried up right at the end of fall. That was then, this is now. If you have not heard, holiday lights installation is a big deal for many homeowners and businesses. Installing and setting up these lights can bring in thousands in winter income.
One thing that landscapers know an awful lot about is grass. When you transition to holiday lighting installation you're going to have to learn a lot about lighting. This is going to call for some studying. There are holiday lighting companies that you can contact and get lots of information about the wide varieties of holiday lighting bulbs available.
Find out about the latest trends in lighting for holiday decorating. The traditional bulbs (C7 and C9 Christmas light bulbs) have been around forever and are still popular. You’ll want to know about bulk purchasing and when will be the best time to make your purchases. The last thing you want to do is place your entire order only to find out that everything is out of stock.
Mini lights are also pretty good for special lighting situations. They can add cool accents in various locations when clustered together. Some of these mini lights can be run without to three sets in a series while others with heavier gauge wiring can be run with up to six sets in series. These are great for decorating shrubbery and trees.
LED lights are a big deal right now. Each set is powered by three AAA batteries; which makes them incredibly portable. You can get conical shaped lights, small mini ice and traditional Mini lights. They are available in a wide variety of colors and sets. These lights allow you to decorate in places without having to trail power cords everywhere. They're perfect for parties and wedding receptions as well.
Contact a licensed electrician if you're getting started. Just pick their brains about everything you'll need to know about lighting and installation. If you know them well enough have them inspect your work to verify that it meets safety regulations and add that to your marketing. Let people know that your work is certified by a licensed electrical contractor. This is an incredible business and a great way to literally double or triple your annual income.
During the worst year of the financial implosion, the holiday lighting business did not miss a beat. Get ready for the kind of income that makes your friends in the landscaping business green with envy. Learn the simple strategies that can push your holiday lighting business into lucrative winter income.